An international research team has just returned from a voyage of deep sea discovery in Australia’s eastern abyss. Check out the mysterious creatures they found in the deepest, darkest chasms of the ocean.
They provide us with oxygen, they go with the flow and chances are you’ve probably swallowed some of them at the beach. This is our tribute to the humble plankton.
We’re taking on the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries and using science to reduce the amount of litter entering our oceans.
Led by Museums Victoria, Sampling the Abyss is a world-first survey to sample life in Australia’s eastern abyss using our research vessel, Investigator. Here’s a photo album of just a few of the benthic denizens of the abyss.
The litters of some species of sharks may share multiple fathers. We studied how frequently this occurs in two species of sharks caught by fisheries in Papua New Guinea and are using the information to help identify populations at risk of decline.
Because we all know how bad rubbish is for the environment, we decided to give you a few tips on how to lighten your rubbish load this Christmas.
The newly released book Rays of the World is the first illustrated guide to the world’s 633 known species of stingrays, skates, electric rays and sawfishes.
Last week a broadnose sevengill shark washed ashore our Australian National Fish Collection facility, donating its body to science.
Lindsay Marshall illustrated 650 rays for Rays of the World, the first illustrated guide to all non-extinct species of ray.